Portland Trail Blazers Guard CJ McCollum has been named the new president of the National Basketball Player’s Association, by Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
Marc Stein first proposed CJ’s name as a potential successor to Chris Paul, who decided not to run for a third term.
In March 2021, McCollum was re-elected vice president at an NBPA player representatives council meeting, as announced by the organization.
His three-year term will begin immediately and expire in 2024.
“Have CJ and Garrett [Temple] back for another 3 years is exciting – they have been invaluable, especially during these last difficult times, ”said NBPA General Manager Michele Roberts.
McCollum was initially appointed Vice President on February 16, 2018, joining LeBron James (Senior Vice President), Andre Iguodala, Anthony Tolliver, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Garrett Temple and Pau Gasol as Vice Presidents of the Executive Committee of the time.
Now he is joined by Andre Iguodala (First Vice President), Harrison Barnes (Secretary Treasurer), Garrett Temple, Bismack Biyombo, Malcolm Brogden, Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving.
The NBPA said it “stands up for the best interests of all NBA players, including negotiating collective agreements, filing grievances on behalf of players or advising players on benefits, opportunities career and post-NBA career opportunities “.